Album of the Day
Ain't No 'Bout-A-Doubt It
After helping create the rhythms for innumerable Sly & The Family Stone classics, bassist Larry Graham ventured out on his own in the early 1970s as the leader of Graham Central Station. The Bay Area collective released a string of albums for Warner Bros. that decade, among the most enjoyable of which was AIN'T NO 'BOUT-A-DOUBT IT. The 1975 set, cut at Wally Heider's San Francisco studio, features such infectiously funky originals as opener “The Jam,” “It's Alright,” “Water” and No.1 R&B single “Your Love.” The sextet lays down formidable grooves throughout, with some appealing melodies and oddball production touches (like backwards tape loops) thrown in for good measure - there's little doubt that AIN'T NO 'BOUT-A-DOUBT IT will hit the spot for '70s R&B fans.